2000 and Whatever – Belarus

We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019.

In collaboration with ESCDaily, we will be reviewing some of their 21st Century favourites, while over on their site, you will find their reviews of our favourites!

Below our reviews, you will find a poll where you can vote for your favourite Eurovision entry from the 21st Century.


Anita Reviews Dennis’ 21st Century Favourite

Dmitry Koldun – Work Your Magic | 6th place, 145 points (Final)

When I think of Belarus at Eurovision, this is the exact type of entry that pops into my head. This song is typical guilty pleasure material, from the cliche but yet characteristic Philip Kirkorov dream team lyrics to the ‘magical’ stage performance.

What has made this entry stand the test of time is the catchy melody and convincing stage performance. Dmitry really commits everything to this performance, and that combined with the creative visuals makes for a memorable package. It’s hard not to be won over by the use of those backing screens, and even though it’s a fairly simple concept, seeing backing dancers climb what looks like a flat vertical surface always seems very impressive. It’s a very considered stage performance, and very on theme. Overall, this is certainly one of Belarus’ best Eurovision entries, and that is demonstrated in their history of results.

Joshua Reviews Brandon’s 21st Century Favourite

Dmitry Koldun – Work Your Magic | 6th place, 145 points (Final)

If you asked the average joe what Eurovision looks like to them, this performance is exactly what you would expect. Slightly cringey, lyrically questionable, and oddly catchy – this is your stereotypical 2000’s Eurovision track. Personally, this is the kind of act that I watch for enjoyment, but would not necessarily rush to put the song on my playlist.

What does the ESCDaily team think of our 21st Century favourites? Make sure to head over to escdaily.com to find out!

Vote for your favourite entry from Belarus below: